Costello rode a Kawasaki ZX-10R to victory at Silverstone for Halsall last season, and as a result team owner Martin Halsall will send the 26-year-old into Superbike competition this year along with Keith Farmer, PJ Jacobsen and Danny Buchan.
“It is really exciting for me to have this chance to race in
“We had a season in the Superstock class and we got up to the front and now we are making the move up to Superbike.
“We just need to start chipping away and work on the package throughout the season but we have experience with the Kawasaki from being in Superstock last year to build on. “To be in the championship is really good for me; to be on the grid with riders like Shakey and Kiyo who have so much experience will make me progress further.
“You have to be thrown in as that is when you learn more; I will be doing the best job I can for Martin and the team.”
Halsall added: “We dipped our toe in the water in the Superstock class and now the next progression is to move into Superbike.
“That has always been my dream from the moment I started my team and now we are turning that into a reality. I know that there is going to be a lot to learn but we have goals and we will grow into the Championship.
“We have years ahead of us to become serious contenders in the future. I have signed Lee Costello for another season as I feel the time is right to give him the opportunity to be part of this progression with the team; the time is right to make the step up and all our efforts can be focused on him.
“We are new to the Superbike grid but I am serious about achieving our goals and I am excited to get the season started at Brands Hatch.”
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